Hello and welcome to our LIVE coverage of the Europa League quarter-final first leg between Arsenal and Slavia Prague. Mikel Arteta’s side are 10 points off the Premier League’s top four and some way off the Europa League places, so you’d fancy they need to win this competition to have a chance of playing in Europe next season.
Europa League / Quarter-final
Emirates Stadium / 08.04.2021
Slavia have the away goal and return to the Czech Republic with the advantage in this tie. Arsenal were wasteful throughout, missing good chances through Saka, Willian and Lacazette - and despite their substitutes making a real difference, and Pepe making an instant impact, it was a lapse in concentration right at the end which punished Arsenal with Holes' goal. Thank you for joining us - goodnight!
End of 2nd Half
All over in north London. Pepe thought he had earned the win for Arsenal off the bench, only for Holes to steal an equaliser right at the end!
GOOOOOAL! Disaster for Arsenal. A corner from the right comes off Pepe and finds Holes, who puts a bullet header into the back of the net! Slavia have the away goal.
Four minutes of added time to play...
The subs have made a huge difference...when they eventually came.
Another change for Arsenal, as Dani Ceballos replaces Smith Rowe.
GOOOOAL! It's Pepe! He's looked great since coming on and the forward breaks through from an Aubameyang ball, with his left foot he dinks his effort over the goalkeeper and Arsenal lead. The subs have made the difference!
Another change for Slavia, with Lukas Masopust coming on for Stanciu.
Another good chance falls to Martinelli just inside the box, his effort is tipped over the bar by Kolar.
Good from Arsenal again and Pepe looks in the mood, his cross is well blocked.
Almost an instant impact! Smith Rowe links up well with Pepe and then puts a lovely cross in from the right, but Aubameyang can't get a decent enough connection on it and his effort goes wide.
Aubameyang, Pepe and Elneny on for Saka, Lacazette and Partey.
Oh my, this is a big chance for Slavia. Cedric's clearance from a cross is poor and it's only as far as Sevcik, who shoots wide inside the box.
Triple change coming up for Arsenal, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Nicolas Pepe and Mohamed Elneny all preparing to come on.
Partey is teed up by Saka on the edge of the area but he side foots a shot wide.
It really was a massive chance for Lacazette, and he knows it. Is that the closest they'll come tonight?
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First change for Arsenal, with Gabriel Martinelli replacing Willian. Can that make the difference?
Almost an instant impact from Kuchta, who drives through but can't get a clean shot away.
Dorley, who conceded possession for that Lacazette chance, comes off to be replaced by Ondrej Lingr and Sima's night is over, with Jan Kuchta taking his place.